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Who Runs a Greater Risk for Eye Disease—Men or Women? Here’s the Answer

Although vision problems potentially affect everyone on Planet Earth, statistics in general show that women face greater risks than men. Menopause accounts for much of this increased risk, from irritating conditions like chronic dry eye to even more serious diseases. “The hormonal changes occurring during menopause often give rise to a number of eye-related health […]

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Are Your Eyes Safe at Work? 4 Tips To Avoid Injuries on the Job

$300 million: That’s the estimated economic impact each year of on-the-job eye injuries. Employers bear the brunt of these costs in medical treatment, lost time and productivity. But workers may also pay a price—in pain, debilitation and even potential visual impairment. And, the most staggering statistic of all? According to many frontline eye care providers,

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Giving ‘Eye-Friendly’ Toys This Holiday Season

The holidays are once again upon us: time for family gatherings, lots of food—and presents! And for kids (and maybe a few adults), the latter means the latest and greatest toys. But before the “Great Day of Unwrapping,” it’s worth weighing your toy gift purchases carefully. It’s one of life’s sad facts, but some toys

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Don’t Let Low Vision Keep You From Enjoying Your Life’s ‘Second Half’ 

Many Americans eagerly look forward to retirement, and a slower, more enjoyable pace of life filled with gardening, volunteering or traveling. But some older adults may not be able to fully participate in their favorite post-career activities because of problems with their eyesight. Known collectively as low vision, these particular eyesight deficiencies can’t be corrected

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Follow These Tips When Buying Sunglasses for Maximum UV Ray Protection

Sunglasses have been the epitome of “cool” for decades—and still are. Each new generation has their take on “shades,” while some versions, like the classic aviator, never seem to go out of style. But sunglasses are more than a fashion statement: They’re essential eyewear for protecting your vision from harmful electromagnetic rays emitted by the

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